Students enrolled in 400 numbered courses and above must receive one of the following grades: permanent grades, special grading symbols, or temporary grades. See the University Graduate Handbook, Grading –
Faculty members have the responsibility for grading in accordance with UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate grading policy.
The method used for determining all course grades will be at the discretion of the individual faculty. A uniform grading scale is not used in master’s courses. Grading scales will be published in each course syllabus. Students are encouraged to refer to the grading scale for each course in which they are enrolled.
IN (Incomplete) Grade
Please refer to the Graduate School policy regarding in IN (incomplete) grade:
In order to receive a grade of IN, the student must negotiate a timeline with the course instructor specifying the:
- date the remaining coursework will be completed (as in the case of clinical hours), and
- method the student will use to complete the course requirements (as in the case of didactic material).
This plan must be developed with the course instructor when the IN is negotiated (no later than the first two weeks of the next semester) with notification in writing to the student’s academic advisor. The faculty giving the IN is responsible for notifying the Advanced Practice Coordinator, Director of the Master’s Programs, and Director of the Office of Admissions and Student Services.
The instructor may set the period of time for removing the IN or AB grade in a non-prerequisite course for progressing further in the master’s program; the time of the extension may not exceed one year. If the time allowed is less than one year, this information should be transmitted in writing to the student and copied to the Graduate School. It is the sole responsibility of the student to complete the course and initiate the grade change prior to the one year deadline. If a grade change request has not been submitted by the instructor within 1 year, the IN or AB grade becomes an F* according to Graduate School policy.
In general, an IN grade in any sequential nursing course in any semester must be removed by the end of the second week of the next semester in order for the student to continue enrollment in the next nursing course in the sequence according to prerequisites as stated in the University Record (see Master’s Progression Review for further discussion).
NG (No Grade)
A grade of NG (No Grade) is assigned to courses for which no semester grade is given. Lacking compelling circumstances, a student may proceed with an academic program while awaiting the results of the situation for which an NG was given.
Updated July 2012